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Newhouse Statement on Declassified FISA Memo

February 2, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement on the declassification and release of a memo on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence majority.

“When I read the memo, I was alarmed by methods and information used to conduct surveillance of an American citizen,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I support President Trump’s decision to make the memo available to the public so that the American people can read this information themselves. Americans must be able to trust that the FISA process is above reproach. Today’s release is not about the Special Counsel’s investigation, but it is about ensuring trust that the FBI and DOJ – whose professionals conduct critical work every day to protect our country – are acting at all times with the highest level of discretion when vetting information used to conduct domestic surveillance.”

Background:

Rep. Newhouse signed a letter urging the memo’s release with 65 Members of Congress that was sent to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on January 19th.